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Bodyline (1984–1984)

TV Mini-series | 330 min | Drama, History, Sport

Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team (headed by captain Douglas ...See moreDramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact that the English team (headed by captain Douglas Jardine) applied a bowling technique called "leg theory", or more commonly, Bodyline. This technique involved bowlers bowling the ball directly at the batsman's body, and resulted in many of the Australian team receiving numerous bruises and injuries, with batsman Bert Oldfield sustaining a cracked skull. The series generated much anger and resentment towards the English team within Australia and seriously damaged Anglo-Australian cricketing relations at the time. Written by Dave Bowyer See less
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1984 (Australia)

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96 cast members
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Hugo Weaving
Douglas Jardine Douglas Jardine   See fewer
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Gary Sweet
Donald Bradman Donald Bradman   See fewer
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Jim Holt
Harold Larwood Harold Larwood   See fewer
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Rhys McConnochie
Pelham Warner Pelham Warner   See fewer
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John Gregg
Percy George Fender Percy George Fender   See fewer
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John Walton
Bill Woodfull Bill Woodfull   See fewer
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Alan David Lee
Eddie Paynter / Paynter Eddie Paynter / Paynter   See fewer
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Ashok Banthia
Nawab of Pataudi Nawab of Pataudi   See fewer
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John Doyle
Allen Allen   See fewer
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Mark Hope
Sutcliffe Sutcliffe   See fewer
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Michael Jay
Leyland Leyland   See fewer
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Bernard Ledger
Duckworth Duckworth   See fewer
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Doug Middleton
Hammond Hammond   See fewer
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Bill Young
Bowes Bowes   See fewer
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Les Dayman
Oldfiend Oldfiend   See fewer
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Robert Giltinan
O'Brien O'Brien   See fewer
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Ross Hall
O'Reilly O'Reilly   See fewer
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Ned Manning
Fingleton Fingleton   See fewer
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Laurie Moran
Ironmonger Ironmonger   See fewer
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Michael O'Neill
Richardson Richardson   See fewer
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Peter Philpott
Gimmett Gimmett   See fewer
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John Sheerin
Ponsford Ponsford   See fewer
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Brian Anderson
Umpire Hele Umpire Hele   See fewer
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Bryan Andrews
Bell Captain Bell Captain   See fewer
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Dee Arlen-Jones
Flagburner Flagburner   See fewer
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Anna Butera
Listerine Singer Listerine Singer   See fewer
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Vincent Ball
Lyons - Prime Minister of Australia Lyons - Prime Minister of Australia   See fewer
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Alan Becher
Master Clements Master Clements   See fewer
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Kenneth Brown
First Aid Attendant First Aid Attendant   See fewer
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Shop Assistant Shop Assistant   See fewer
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Nurse Nurse   See fewer
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The Barracker The Barracker   See fewer
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Basil Clarke
George George   See fewer
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John Clayton
Mr. Bradman Mr. Bradman   See fewer
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Mac Cocker
Huge Man Huge Man   See fewer
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Barbara-Jane Cole
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Pat Craigie
Bell Boy Bell Boy   See fewer
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Lord Jackson Lord Jackson   See fewer
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The Journalist The Journalist   See fewer
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Celia De Burgh
Mrs. Larwood Mrs. Larwood   See fewer
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Arthur Dignam
Mr. Jardine Mr. Jardine   See fewer
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Marian Dworakowski
Lex - The Waiter Lex - The Waiter   See fewer
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John Faison
Adelaide Mayor Adelaide Mayor   See fewer
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Colleen Fitzpatrick
Mrs. Bradman Mrs. Bradman   See fewer
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Paul Flaherty
Scoreboard Attendant 1 Scoreboard Attendant 1   See fewer
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Nicholas Flanagan
Winchester Bowler Winchester Bowler   See fewer
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Secretary - ACB Secretary - ACB   See fewer
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Post Office Clerk Post Office Clerk   See fewer
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Lee Gaynor
Dowager - Adelaide Dowager - Adelaide   See fewer
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Wigram Wigram   See fewer
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Young Jardine Young Jardine   See fewer
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Oxlade Oxlade   See fewer
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Chapman Chapman   See fewer
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Mrs. Jardine Mrs. Jardine   See fewer
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Vic Bradman Vic Bradman   See fewer
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Lord Hailsham Lord Hailsham   See fewer
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Young Bradman Young Bradman   See fewer
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Waiter - Perth Reception Waiter - Perth Reception   See fewer
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French Waiter French Waiter   See fewer
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Scoreboard Attendant 2 Scoreboard Attendant 2   See fewer
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Jeanes Jeanes   See fewer
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Jessie Jessie   See fewer
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Sinclair Lewis Sinclair Lewis   See fewer
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Captain Longford Captain Longford   See fewer
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Major Domo Major Domo   See fewer
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Gatekeeper Gatekeeper   See fewer
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8.6 / 10 | 615 votes